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3.5 of 5 Resort   |   9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Miami
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

I just expected a motel- like atmosphere for our overnight stay to visit Hearst Castle the following morning. Had a very pleasant surprise to have an oceanfront room right on beach, fire pits right next to beach, great little restaurant and very friendly service! A real gem

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is a great stop-off if you're driving up or down the Pacific Coast highway. It's good-quality motel-like ambience, right between the main road and the sea. Our room had a side-on view of the wind-swept beach, easily accessible across a scrubby area euphemistically described by the receptionist as 'the parkland'. Very comfortable, but more expensive than our other hotels along the route. Pleasant hotel restaurant, and a store over the main road. Very handy for Hearst Castle (but you 'll need the car!)

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have stayed here many times. It is right on the beach, not across a street from the beach. Rooms are nicely appointed and the staff is very helpful. If you stay on the second floor of "Kings Row" or the "Terrace" you can keep the patio doors open and let the sound and smell of the ocean lull you to sleep. Add the fact that this resort is incredibly dog friendly, you can't miss enjoying your stay here. Also, great for starting or ending a day in Big Sur or touring Hurst Castle.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cortez, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Wow. This is such a nice place to stay. Located by the shore with an expansive area. Rooms are very clean and furnished appropriately. The largest security safe I have ever seen in a hotel. No Breakfast because there is a full service restaurant on the property. Ate our evening meal there the first night. Our waiter, Jorge, was the best waiter we have ever experienced. He has worked there for 30 years. There also is a housekeeper that has been there for 36 years. Speaks to the quality of this establishment and how they treat their employees. That translates to excellent customer service. Would definitely recommend. Staff excellent.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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roseville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Hotel was on the beach, Walkable to the sand and water. Hotel had 3 fire pits for a very nice evening to meet other guest and listen to the waves. Room was very nice with a surprise after check in on first day. A bottle of champagne, which we drank. Just one of the better hotel stays we have had in a long time with a very good price. Will stay again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Riverside, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This trip was over Valentine's weekend, however, our stay was for my Husband's birthday. He loved how close the hotel is from the beach and that we were able to take our "drinks" down to the fire pits. Overall, we really did not want to leave. We will be back again!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Crestline, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is an excellent hotel to stay at on Highway 1. Its right b Hearst Castle and I have stayed here many times. Its a great place to relax and every night the have outdoor fireplaces going next to the beach.
There are choices of staying right next to the water which costs more and having a very good ocean view from a room further away. There aren't alot of restaurants in the area, but the mexican restaurant within walking distance is very good. There are elephant seals in the area to watch and a lighthouse up the road. There are a couple of cities close by to visit and Big Sur is close by to visit. Winter time has lower rates.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Full-service hotel, the only oceanfront resort property in San Simeon, situated 3 miles south of Hearst Castle. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel San Simeon
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